History Trivia / BeingThere

3rd Apr '16 4:16:33 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dr. Allenby is [[Series/LALaw Leland McKenzie]].
** One of the President's aides is Gov. Gatling from ''{{Benson}}''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: If Sally the lawyer's voice sounds vaguely familiar, that's because she's played by Fran Brill, aka [[Series/SesameStreet Prairie Dawn and Zoe]].



** The filming script's ending was significantly different than what was ultimately conceived and used. [[spoiler: Eve follows Chance after he wanders away and they head back together. He leaves his umbrella behind to shield a small tree -- that would have been the highly symbolic final shot.]] This ending ''was'' shot, and a publicity still from the press kit was drawn from it, but the actual scene didn't surface until the 2009 Blu-Ray disc.

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** The filming script's ending was significantly different than what was ultimately conceived and used. [[spoiler: Eve follows Chance after he wanders away and they head back together. He leaves his umbrella behind to shield a small tree -- that would have been the highly symbolic final shot.]] This ending ''was'' shot, and a publicity still from the press kit was drawn from it, but the actual scene didn't surface until the 2009 Blu-Ray disc.
4th Dec '15 5:38:51 AM twilicorn
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* DyeingForYourArt: Almost averted. Sellers let his gray hair show, unlike in most of his later films, but he did have it cut.

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* DyeingForYourArt: Almost averted. Sellers let his gray hair show, unlike in most of his later films, but he did have it cut. As described above, he also risked his failing health to gain weight for the role.
3rd Dec '15 11:08:32 AM twilicorn
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** If Sally the lawyer's voice sounds vaguely familiar, that's because she's played by Fran Brill, aka [[SesameStreet Prairie Dawn and Zoe]].

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** * HeyItsThatVoice: If Sally the lawyer's voice sounds vaguely familiar, that's because she's played by Fran Brill, aka [[SesameStreet [[Series/SesameStreet Prairie Dawn and Zoe]].
5th Apr '15 1:07:39 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100Years100Laughs: #26
28th Jan '15 3:52:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the President's aides is Gov. Gatling from ''{{Benson}}''.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dr. Allenby is [[Series/LALaw Leland McKenzie]].
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One of the President's aides is Gov. Gatling from ''{{Benson}}''.
23rd Nov '14 5:02:42 AM Fireblood
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: For the end of TheSeventies via the fashions and all the authentic TV footage used.
6th Jun '14 1:35:21 PM Sapphirea2
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** BannedInChina: Because it was potentially offensive to [[spoiler: Christians]], the original South African cut dropped the final scene.

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** * BannedInChina: Because it was potentially offensive to [[spoiler: Christians]], the original South African cut dropped the final scene.
6th Jun '14 1:35:15 PM Sapphirea2
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** BannedInChina: Because it was potentially offensive to [[spoiler: Christians]], the original South African cut dropped the final scene.
6th Jun '14 1:33:50 PM Sapphirea2
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* RealitySubtext: Sellers never hid his motivations for wanting to play Chance. He even had business cards made up with Chance's name in place of his own, and was known to occasionally confuse people by suddenly assuming Chance's persona -- and this was ''before'' the film was greenlit.
20th Aug '13 6:41:08 PM Sapphirea2
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* DoingItForTheArt: Beyond the effort he made to get the movie off the ground in the first place, Peter Sellers gained weight to play Chance despite chronic and worsening heart problems -- and he hated how he looked this way -- solely because he thought Chance would be overweight given his sedentary lifestyle. He lost the weight as fast as he could after filming, which may or may not have been a contributing factor to his death.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Beyond the effort he made to get the movie off the ground in the first place, Peter Sellers Creator/PeterSellers gained weight to play Chance despite chronic and worsening heart problems -- and he hated how he looked this way -- solely because he thought Chance would be overweight given his sedentary lifestyle. He lost the weight as fast as he could after filming, which may or may not have been a contributing factor to his death.



* FakeAmerican: Peter Sellers, a Brit, as Chance. In the film, Chance lives in Washington, D.C., but Sellers intentionally plays him without any kind of specific regional dialect/accent as per a description in the book. To pull this off, Sellers took (British) Stan Laurel's voice and gave it a generic "American" accent. (Sellers was a huge fan of Laurel and Hardy and openly admitted to using Laurel's screen persona to inform his performance as Chance, which makes this a big ShoutOut of sorts.)

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* FakeAmerican: Peter Sellers, a Brit, as Chance. In the film, Chance lives in Washington, D.C., but Sellers intentionally plays him without any kind of specific regional dialect/accent as per a description in the book. To pull this off, Sellers took (British) Stan Laurel's voice and gave it a generic "American" accent. (Sellers Sellers was a huge fan of Laurel and Hardy and openly admitted to using Laurel's screen persona to inform his performance as Chance, which makes this a big ShoutOut of sorts.)



* PlayingAgainstType: Sellers had such range that saying he had one type isn't accurate, but audiences knew him best as LargeHam FunnyForeigner [[Main/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] by 1979 due to the role dominating his career comeback. This ''much'' more serene character and story certainly was a change of pace.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Sellers had such range that saying he had one type isn't accurate, but audiences knew him best as LargeHam FunnyForeigner [[Main/ThePinkPanther [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] by 1979 due to the role dominating his career comeback. This ''much'' more serene character and story certainly was a change of pace.
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